What Facebook and Twitter mean for news

What Facebook and Twitter
mean for news
State of Media special report 2012
From the report
“If searching for news was the most important
development of the last decade, sharing news
may be among the most important of the next.”
What does this mean?
Facebook and Twitter are pathways to news, but
their role may not be as large as some have
suggested yet.
Social networks at this point are mostly an
additional way to get news, rather than a
replacement source
Additionally interesting:
• Those who get their news from Facebook
believe they would have gotten it from
somewhere else.
• Twitter news consumers are more mobile, and
believe if they didn’t see it on Twitter, they
might have missed the news.